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The great blue heron is a large wading bird in the heron family Ardeidae, common near the shores of open water and in wetlands over most of North America and Central America, as well as the Caribbean and the Galápagos Islands. It is a rare vagrant to Europe, with records from Spain, the Azores, England, and the Netherlands. An all-white population found only in the Caribbean and southern Florida was once treated as a separate species and known as the great white heron.

Similar species: Storks, Ibis, Spoonbills
Species identified by Pamswildimages
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Uploaded Dec 3, 2015. Captured Oct 3, 2015 10:48 in 3823 Peak Dr, Campbell River, BC V9H 1M8, Canada.
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • f/8.0
  • 1/790s
  • ISO800
  • 534mm